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Training & Development Consultant

at University of New Mexico

Job Description

Training & Devt Consultant

Requisition IDreq1606
Working TitleTraining & Development Consultant
Position Grade12
Position Summary

The Center for Development and Disability (CDD), established in 1990, is New Mexico's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service. These centers, authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, build the capacities of states and communities to respond to the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

The Early Childhood Learning Network (ECLN) division at the CDD is seeking to hire two Training & Development Consultants to work with a dynamic team of professionals. The ECLN provides interdisciplinary training and individualized coaching and consultation statewide to a variety early childhood programs and practitioners that provide services for young children pre-natal to age five and their families.

The individuals hired into this position will provide professional development through training, facilitation, resource development, and coaching statewide for school districts working to implement the FOCUS: Essential Elements of Quality for State-Funded Preschool Programs. The purpose of FOCUS is to evaluate and promote quality, inclusive early childhood education for young children ages 3-5 who are in public school preschool programs, including NM PreK, Title I, and IDEA Part B 619.

The Training & Development Consultant supports statewide implementation of measurement tools, processes, systems, and protocols. Those hired into this position will train, provide technical assistance, coaching, and consultation to NM PED PreK, Title I, and IDEA Part B 619 administrators and classroom teachers (face-to-face, in the classroom, and through distance technology). They will also develop training modules for subsequent years and phases of implementation/expansion. The Training & Development Consultant will empower constituents to effectively and sustainably use FOCUS tools and implement accordingly in their communities as well as contribute to the development of resource materials and trainings related to FOCUS that are delivered through a variety of formats including written and online. We are looking for individuals who have a strong understanding of cultural awareness. The Training & Development Consultants hired will team with co-professionals (CDD peers) to report project activities to the national database of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), the state funder, and the program director.

We are looking for individuals with a strong knowledge base in child development, specifically between ages 3-5, strong analytic and writing skills, strong computer skills, group facilitation skills, and a knowledge and understanding of relationship and strengths based work and reflective practice. Those selected for hire will have a familiarity with the FOCUS: Essential Elements of Quality for State-Funded Preschool Programs, NM Early Learning Guidelines, NM PreK Program, IDEA Part B, Adult Learning Principles, ECERS-3, The NM Pyramid Framework, LETRS-EC, and Continuous Quality Improvement. This position requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The job also requires a high comfort level with ambiguity and shifting priorities.

This posting seeks to hire two full-time individuals in home-based offices to perform this work -- located in northwestern and northern New Mexico, respectively.

This position requires extensive statewide travel and will support classrooms in the northwestern part of the state (Farmington, Aztec, Bloomfield, etc.) and in the northern part of the state (Chama, Taos, Penasco, etc.), respectively.


See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
Minimum Qualifications

Successful completion of at least 60 college-level credit hours; at least 4 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
  • **Be sure to address these preferred qualifications in your cover letter**


  • A master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Special Education, or a related field
  • Ability to develop, organize and provide community outreach training, and on-going technical assistance/coaching/mentoring activities

Knowledge of the following:

  • Evidence-based practices, essential elements of quality, and program evaluation of preschool services for children with delays and/or disabilities
  • Adult learning principles and experience in design, development and delivery of training, curricula, and methodology using various technologies including distance learning techniques
  • IDEA Part B, NM PreK, early childhood development, and the New Mexico Public Education System
  • FOCUS: Essential Elements of Quality for State-Funded Preschool Programs, the NM Early Learning Guidelines, observational assessment, ECERS, The NM Pyramid Framework and LETRS-EC
  • Reflective and relationship-based practice

Experience with the following:

  • Facilitation of meetings, stakeholder groups, and strategic planning activities
  • Development of quality measurement tools and the use of continuous quality improvement
Additional RequirementsThis posting seeks to hire two full-time individuals in home-based offices to perform this work -- located in northwestern and northern New Mexico, respectively. This position requires extensive statewide travel and will support classrooms in the northwestern part of the state (Farmington, Aztec, Bloomfield, etc.) and in the northern part of the state (Chama, Taos, Penasco, etc.), respectively.
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentPediatrics Center for Development (997H)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Date06/30/2018
StatusExempt
PayMonthly: $2,986.30 - $4,478.93
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date7/24/2017
Application InstructionsTo be considered for this position: Complete the official application; be sure to include all prior work experience. Attach your Current Resume; listing three former or current Supervisor References.Attach your Cover Letter that addresses our Preferred Qualifications.Incomplete Applications may not be considered.


Application Instructions

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